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Scientists: Pup births hopeful sign for Isle Royale wolves

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Wolf pups have been spotted again on Isle Royale, a hopeful sign in the effort to rebuild the predator species'...

North Macedonia ready to create huge new national park

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POPOVA SHAPKA, North Macedonia — After decades of being exploited by loggers, a vast, cross-border area of breathtaking beauty in the Balkans centered on...

Longtime Havasupai leader was staunch advocate for his tribe

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A longtime leader of the Havasupai Tribe who fought to protect its resources by lobbying against mining around the Grand Canyon...

Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as ‘voice of reason’

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WASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan...

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

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JUNEAU, Alaska — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions...

Biden nominee’s link to 1989 logging sabotage blasted by GOP

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BILLINGS, Mont. — President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee federal lands in the U.S. West is facing Republican pressure to withdraw over her ties...

Yellowstone National Park unveils automated electric cars

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Park officials have launched the first tests of electric vehicles in Yellowstone National Park that are capable of operating without drivers. ...

Mansion once home to Robert E. Lee reopens after overhaul

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Virginia mansion where Robert E. Lee once lived that now overlooks Arlington National Cemetery is open to the public...

Why you should consider a ‘second city’ trip in 2021

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Even if you’re fully vaccinated, you might not want your next trip — perhaps your first trip in over a year — to be...

2 with high-altitude sickness rescued off Alaska glacier

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two mountaineers experiencing high-altitude sickness were taken to a hospital in Anchorage after spending days in the wild, officials said Wednesday....